A 42-year-old Kenyan woman who absconded with a one-month-old baby has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The Kenyan woman, Bella Achieng Ogolla reportedly abducted the 1-month-old baby from his mother at a salon in Homa Bay County.
The baby was reunited with his mother, Benta Achieng on Thursday, January 21; after a 3-week search for the suspect who went missing after the incident.
Detectives probing the matter discovered that Ms Ogolla had met the baby’s mother in the hospital; just days before she delivered.
Unknown to the baby’s mother, the suspect was hatching a plan; one that would see her steal the baby a couple of days later.
It’s still not clear how the suspect managed to convince her husband Bernard Okello that she was pregnant; and had finally borne him a son.
According to 21-year-old Benta, the suspect reportedly promised her a gift once she delivered the baby.
About a week from the day Benta gave birth; Bella called and asked to meet her at a market so she could gift her as she had promised when they were at the maternity ward.
When they met at the said market; the suspect asked the new mother to wait for the gift to be brought by her friend who was running late.
While waiting for the so-called friend to arrive, Benta decided to make her hair at a nearby salon; and handed her newborn to Bella.
However, a few minutes later, Bella fled the salon with the baby.
Read the report below.